Friday, January 24, 2020

Introducing QRM Guru (fixing interference to your ham station)

Interference is a major reason for amateurs not to be active from home as they could be. 

Most homes (including hams' own) are filled with electronic stuff that radiates RF over a wide frequency range. Offenders include solar power inverters, switch mode power supplies, computers and more. The result is a high noise floor on HF that allows only the strongest signals to be heard. 

A group of amateurs here in VK3 has put together some information resources for diagnosing and resolving interference. 

For a specialist self-help guide on getting your bands back by tackling interference to your amateur station head over to the QRM Guru website. On it you will find many helpful articles and videos on diagnosing and treating RF interference. There are also things you can buy like DF loop and ferrite kits. 

What have been your experiences with interference to your station and how have you go around it? Please share them in the comments below. 

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